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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 46, April 3-6, 1855

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Identifier: DX03842206

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 46, April 3-6, 1855

Description: Describes a party held at his house.

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[decla]ration to the spinster Aunt, to perfection, ‘making up’ for the performance. After supper, our mirth waxed tumultuous, speeches, comic songs, and uproarous chorusses being the order of the night. My health was drunk, musically, [William] Boutchers (whom nearly all present knew,) ‘Absent Friends’ &c, and we broke up at 3, after a most stentorian “We won’t go home till morning.”

4. Wednesday. In doors repairing damages consequent on yesterdays jollity, and some mental excitement consequent on my change of plans. Wrote & received Letter, to and from Chacombe.

5. Thursday. To Paternoster Row, to Charley, (who goes off to Neithrop tonight,) thence to Hatton Garden. Called on Jack Boutcher. Another “party” at our house to-night, but everyway a slower affair than the other. The Miss Stokes’, Mrs Mason and daughter, Walem and his wife, Foulds and Rowbottom. Minnie [Gunn] also, and Sam [Gunn]. Edwin [Gunn] returned from Hampshire for three days stay, or so. Rowbottom sang, as did Mrs Walem, I talked to Walem, and sat beside Minnie, who was a little snubbed and neglected, I think, by my sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn]. Most of the people were uninsteresting and unamusable, the Stokes’ could’nt do anything, Foulds hasn’t any decided outline of character, Mrs Mason is I don’t like, and only Rowbottom and Mrs Walem amused the company by singing. It was a swindle on them to invite ‘em, but they liked it. Walem was happy enough. It ended early, by 12 or so.

6. Friday. Walked through the spring like afternoon and genial sunshine to St Martins le Grand, had tea with Mrs Stone and her daughter Emma, talked much of Boutcher, stayed two hours or so, then returned. John Hogarth supped with us, having been to church with my two sisters.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-04-03

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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